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Title: Method for obtaining large levitation pressure in superconducting magnetic bearings

Abstract

A method and apparatus for compressing magnetic flux to achieve high levitation pressures. Magnetic flux produced by a magnetic flux source travels through a gap between two high temperature superconducting material structures. The gap has a varying cross-sectional area to compress the magnetic flux, providing an increased magnetic field and correspondingly increased levitation force in the gap.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Hinsdale, IL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
870634
Patent Number(s):
US 5563565
Assignee:
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; obtaining; levitation; pressure; superconducting; magnetic; bearings; apparatus; compressing; flux; achieve; pressures; produced; source; travels; gap; temperature; material; structures; varying; cross-sectional; compress; providing; increased; field; correspondingly; force; levitation force; flux produced; magnetic bearings; magnetic bearing; superconducting magnet; conducting material; magnetic flux; magnetic field; superconducting material; temperature superconducting; superconducting magnetic; levitation pressure; material structure; source travels; compressing magnetic; flux source; levitation pressures; /335/310/

Citation Formats

Hull, John R. Method for obtaining large levitation pressure in superconducting magnetic bearings. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Hull, John R. Method for obtaining large levitation pressure in superconducting magnetic bearings. United States.
Hull, John R. Mon . "Method for obtaining large levitation pressure in superconducting magnetic bearings". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870634.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for compressing magnetic flux to achieve high levitation pressures. Magnetic flux produced by a magnetic flux source travels through a gap between two high temperature superconducting material structures. The gap has a varying cross-sectional area to compress the magnetic flux, providing an increased magnetic field and correspondingly increased levitation force in the gap.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
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